We all know how hard our service men and women work to serve and protect our country, and it is our duty as citizens to support the troops (and their families!). Many women living on military bases do not have the comfort and support of friends and family back home, which is especially difficult for them when they are expecting a new bundle of joy. They often miss out on typical experiences most moms-to-be look forward to - like baby showers! That's why we're started the Operation: Baby Shower Surprise campaign to salute military moms and support these women who are stationed overseas. Two amazing moms currently stationed in Germany at a U.S. base received the surprise of a lifetime when all the brands below came together and threw them an awesome baby shower complete with beautiful gifts! They EACH received 36 gifts! (Video coming soon of the moms opening their gifts - we will share.)
Meet the two expecting moms: Morgan who is having a baby boy and Baillie who is having a baby girl!
NOW, we want all moms to join in on the fun and enter for a chance to win a grand package giveaway of these 36 AMAZING baby/kids must-haves! There are tons of cool and easy ways to earn entry points (see the Rafflecopter below) such as liking the brands Facebook pages and fun (optional) ways like:
- posting a selfie on Facebook or Instagram of yourself (if you are a military mom) using #militarymoms OR
- posting a selfie of you with a military mom using the same hashtag. If you post a selfie in uniform you can earn even more points! OR
- If neither #1 or #2 applies to you, then just search #militarymoms on Facebook and/or Instagram and share another person's photo on social media (look for recent pics so you know it's likely part of Operation: Baby Shower Surprise). Make sure to include #militarymoms hashtag.
- And so many other ways to enter!
REMEMBERÖ.the more points you earn the better chance you have to win! The Rafflecopter entry widget is below.Please share with friends and family and good luck!
Scroll below the entry form to get more info on our wonderful sponsors and prizes! Enter via Rafflecopter.
First, a BIG thanks to our Sponsors:
Prizes (and a BIG thanks to all brands!)So what are the AMAZING prizes? Here are the Participating Brands (Giveaway Open to U.S. Residents Only): Buttons Diapers Buttons cloth diapers were born at home. As a husband and wife team, we designed our diapers to be easy to use and affordable for everyone - the way it should be. We believe in keeping our lives simple, even when it comes to diapering. When you purchase Buttons Diapers, you are supporting a family business! Package includes a one-size diaper cover that snaps to fit babies from 9-35 lbs, 2 snap-in daytime diaper inserts made of absorbent microfiber and soft moisture-wicking fleece, and a small wet bag. http://buttonsdiapers.com Star Kids Star Kids Products is an innovative childrenís product manufacturer that specializes in making fun and safe products for busy, traveling families. We specialize in safe and easy-to-clean products to make life easier when traveling with children whether via car on road trips, railroad or by plane. http://starkidsproducts.com ZizzyBee Bags ZizzyBee Bags are handy, compact, reusable, washable storage bags convenient for every part of your life. The neat freak in your family will love that they help you store and organize just about anything! From diapers/wipes, make-up and sports gear, to even purse clutter these trendy bags makes organization easy and theyíre see-through so you can easily find what youíre looking for. Reduce single-use bag waste while keeping lifeís clutter cleaned up. With two eco-friendly bag sizes to choose from, ZizzyBee Bags are a perfect fit for storage and organizational needs. www.zizzybeebags.com PullyPalz This innovative toy not only entertains baby, it keeps a pacifier in view and reach! With PullyPalz, dropped pacis even come backÖ Which is great for those times when parents need an ëextra handí. The toy uses something similar to a pulley systemÖ When baby drops one, and it falls to the side, another is in view and reach. By grabbing the one in view and pulling toward mouth, the dropped paci comes back! Mo Mo, Moo Moo, and Puddles are always ready to lend a handÖor hoof! www.pullypalz.com Piggy Paint Piggy Paint is a non-toxic, odorless, hypoallergenic nail polish that is safe for use on everyone, including babies and pregnant women! Baby Cakes 2 polish gift set is perfect for any baby shower with Muddles the Pig (nude pink) and Bubble Trouble (light blue) polish. http://www.piggypaint.com/ Lalabye Baby It all started with a great idea and a little hard work. Today we're proud to provide quality products direct to your doorstep through an experience you'll enjoy. And most of all, we hope you'll enjoy the products as much as we do. We hope that cloth diapers will become the norm and together we will make cloth mainstream. http://www.lalabyebaby.com Rockiní Green Rockiní Green is made for families that care about taking care of themselves and the Earth. We can all do our part for the environment while doing something good for ourselves. Rockiní Green products are made with a biodegradable plant-based and petroleum-free surfactant. They are septic and grey-water safe. They are never tested on animals. www.rockingreensoap.com yoomi The yoomi 3-in-1 feeding system is a premium easi-latch bottle, a travel warmer and a bedside warmer in one compact and stylish package. At the touch of a button, yoomi warms baby's milk to the natural temperature of breast milk in just 60 seconds. Now includes the NEW super-quick charging pod to make feeding even easier. http://www.yoomi.com Baby Elephant Ears Baby Elephant Ears is a multi-use headrest providing spinal/neck alignment and comfort for babies ó and theyíre designed to look like adorable elephant ears! Baby Elephant Ears go wherever baby goes ó stroller, swing, car seat, changing table, etc. The headrests are fully washable and require no attachments, straps or special skills and theyíre offered in diverse prints and organics. The superior design and durability of these headrests make them the perfect gift for parents! www.babyelephantears.com Undercover Tape Undercover tape is a hypoallergenic, latex-free self-adhesive tape that acts as a barrier between you and your irritating seams/tags on clothing, hats, wigs, socks, or anything that keeps you from feeling your best. http://undercovertape.com PunkinWrap The PunkinWrap is your all-in-one baby solution! Originally designed with moms in mind, we have found it is becoming the new ìgo toî baby gift. A wrap created to do it all! Use our baby safe PunkinLinks to attach the wrap to your existing car seat or stroller ñ donít worry about which brands are compatible, no conversion kits necessary. Every PunkinWrap comes with the wrap, nursing strap, drawstring PunkinPouch, and 8 BPA-free PunkinLinks. Easy peasy! http://www.punkinwrap.com Blue Star Bazaar Blue Star Bazaar is an eclectic boutique offering something special for everyone. We specialize in finding unique, well-designed products from small brands. We especially like things that are handmade or made in the USA. Blue Star Bazaar offers clothing for women and kids, accessories, toys, books, and baby gifts. http://www.bluestarbazaar.com Baby Dipper The Baby Dipper bowl means true one-handed feeding of infants. It also helps toddlers learn to feed themselves. The Baby Dipper bowl's unique combination of features includes a non-slip base, transparent sides, a triangular shape, and a slanted interior surface that leads to a spoon-shaped corner for easy collection of food. The Baby Dipper bowl also helps children with special needs and adults who have medical needs to feed themselves using only one hand. http://www.babydipper.com Refresh-a-Baby A Diaper Bag Necessity! Refresh-a-Baby turns ordinary water bottles into baby bottles keeping baby happy anywhere, anytime making feeding time easy for moms and dads! Simply pop the leak free Refresh-a-Baby on a water bottle of your choice, just add baby formula, and baby is ready to be hydrated. *Fits on leading ìready-madeî formula/juice bottles *Made right here in the United States/BPA Free *Itís universal, reusable, convenient for travel, dishwasher safe, with virtually no clean up! *Refresh*Reuse*Recycle! www.refreshababy.com Parking Pal Parking lots can be dangerous, even fatal, for children. Protect your little loved ones with a colorful magnet that keeps them near to you and far from moving vehicles. Kids love using the Parking Pal, while being taught responsibility in parking lots and around vehicles. http://www.parkingpalmagnet.com Baby J This perfect baby play mat was designed for the germaphobe mom who always wants a clean area for their little one. The baby play mat is crafted with vibrant and colorful, 100% cotton, designer fabric and super plush minky. Itís comfy and cozy for any new baby, and great for tummy time. This Baby J play mat is soft enough for baby to lay his face on, and the minky dots give him something to poke at. Not to mention, the modern and chic fabrics will make any mom look and feel fashionable the second they pull it out of the diaper bag. This is a definite must have for a new mom and baby. www.babyj.com Noblo The mom invented Noblo Beach Umbrella Buddy has become a beach gear must have for parents who want to relax and enjoy a safe day at the beach without the fear of the beach umbrella flying away in a gust of wind injuring either their children or another beach goer. The Noblo acts as an anchor holding the beach umbrella in place. http://www.thenoblo.com spbang spbang launched at ABC Kids Expo in October 2013. A mom with a ëjob 1' in the automotive industry was tired of tossing ziploc bags daily. She then moved onto reusable fabric snack bags but they would stink like yesterdayís lunch and would never come truly clean. Using automotive material and processes, spbang reusable snack bags are FDA food touch safe and free from lead, BPA and phthalates. Best part is you toss them in the dishwasher at the end of the day and they are ready for tomorrow. www.spbang.com Jinja Jewelry Jinja Jewelry is proud to offer a large selection of handmade jewelry from Bali including necklaces, pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings. Jinja Jewelry draws inspiration for its beautiful, high quality coral and silver jewelry from local and global trends in affordable jewelry and accessories. Jinja Jewelry helps support the talented people of Bali and provides their families with a safe and secure future. http://jinjajewelry.net Wristy Buddy Wristy Buddy is a one piece teething wristband comprised of a wristband with an absorbent animal in the center, a textured teething attachment, and a satin attachment. Wristy Buddy is designed for babies that are teething that haven't developed the motor skills to hold traditional teething objects. Babies that can't grasp toys can manipulate Wristy Buddy. Wristy Buddy is made of absorbent materials to help keep little faces and clothing dry. Its various textures and colors engage and stimulate. It is easily accessible to your teething baby and is more sanitary than traditional teething objects. http://www.wristybuddy.com Nizo Wear All Nizo Wear nursing bras feature a unique patented pocket in the pull down flap that can hold a warm or cool pack. The pocket acts as a thin barrier between wearer's skin and the warm and cool pack, which increases wearer's comfort and safety. Our bras also include a removable molded pad to provide a little lining when you want it (to hide leaks, nursing pads or nipples) but gives you the ability to take them out when you dont. This innovative design is offered in amazingly soft fabrics that boast feminine designs. http://nizowear.com Buti-Pod Our uniquely designed buti-pods will keep your wet wipes moist for months instead of just days. Each buti-pod is a soft and durable yet super-flexible and lightweight plastic pouch featuring a center zipper for easy wet wipes dispensing. Their compact and flexible design also makes them just the right size for holding coupons, receipts, recipes and many other small items. They are simple, but effective, and you will have wet wipes when you need them most! http://www.butibag.com Woombie The Woombie Air is the first breathable swaddle that allows excess body heat to escape and requires no wrapping. Invented by a mom of five, 19-year RN, and Infant Care Specialist, the 14-award winning Woombie is a unique peanut shaped swaddle that imitates the comfort and security of the womb resulting in longer periods of sleep. It helps reduce the risk of SIDS as well as prevents overheating, face-scratching, startling, and colic (voted as a top colic product by the Fussy Baby Site). Over a half a million babies and counting have used the Woombie and parents swear by it! www.woombie.com Bobee Inc A wall-mounted diaper & wipe caddy, Bobee allows for one-handed access so you can keep one hand safely on your baby. The diaper caddy comes white and is customizable with included colorful decals to decorate and match your nursery room decor. Changing table space is freed up for other important baby items, and the diapers and wipes are up and out of the way from curious little hands. The dispenser fits high quantities in all sizes and brands of disposable diapers. Pre-package wet wipes fit neatly below. http://bobeeinc.com Wee Urban Wee Urbanô offers the modern family a unique and fresh collection of baby gear and accessories that goes beyond the conventional and explores the exceptional! Tired of traditional pinks and blues and cute motifs, we offer sophisticated designs, ìconsciousî organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality. Using our custom certified organic cotton blends, low-impact dyes, and other trendsetting fabrics, we hope to inspire families to be make better choices and of course- do it all in urban style! www.weeurban.com Strong Little Sleepers Strong Little Sleepers specializes in helping families get the sleep they deserve. Lori Strong is a an award-winning Certified Child Sleep Consultant and Certified Happiest Baby Educator. She works with families through email, phone, and in-home visits in order to help their children (ages 0-6) sleep better. When children sleep, parents sleep, and the entire family is happier! http://www.stronglittlesleepers.com Babee Talk Babee Talk offers organic and eco-friendly baby bedding and plush toys with healthy, safety and style in mind. Drool-friendly and chew-friendly, our products help to ensure a healthy start in life for your baby. Babies love the cushy, coziness of our Eco-BudsÆ Take-Along Pals. Earth friendly, parent approved. These portable little playmates attach to strollers, carseats, high chairs and more quickly and easily. No Hassle. No Fuss. And he promises never to turn into a butterfly. All of our Eco-BudsÆ Take-Along Pals are made using organic cotton fabric, inside & out. Delightfully entrancing colors are achieved using only low-impact dyes with absolutely no heavy metals. Soothing sounds engage babies and hold their attention. These little companions are hypoallergenic, non-toxic and phthalate-free. http://www.babeetalk.com The Diaper Clutch The Diaper Clutch is a mom-invented diapers and wipes carrying case that is the first and only to feature a unique easy-access window to your wipes! The Diaper Clutch is the perfect solution to stay organized without leaving fashion at the door! Who needs bulky diapers bags when you want to take a quick stroll in the neighborhood or go grocery shopping with your little one? Reduce the bulk and lighten your load with The Diaper Clutch ñ a convenient, compact and fashion-forward solution to carry baby diapers and wipes where you go! www.thediaperclutch.com Southern Yankee Southern Yankee is a small one-woman business making baby clothes and gifts. She rescues vintage fabrics & textiles from resale shops, tag sales & flea markets. The vintage embroidered pillowcase is made into a child size apron, perfect for helping mom & dad in the kitchen or painted a work of art! Handmade in Wilton, CT. Adorable matching burp and bib set appliquÈd with vintage fabrics and up cycled fabrics. Perfect gift for the new mom! http://southernyankee.com San Diego Bebe The mom-invented, eco-friendly nursing pillow that offers support, comfort, and discretion for mom and baby. For 20 years we have been providing moms with the best Eco-Nursing pillows that allows a mother to comfortably nurse her baby in private while being the safest choice for the environment and safe for babies. San Diego BebeÆ Eco-Nursing Pillow is made with the unique and innovative Eco*Loft Fiber that is:
- FREE of fire-retardant chemicals
- Hypo-allergenic & non-toxic
- Eco-friendly & recyclable
- Odor-free, glue-free
- Foam-free, lead-free & Phthalate-free
- Available in two sizes: one for a single baby and one for twins